The Nobel laureate was deprived of the honorary titles for doubt in the mind of blacks
Moscow. January 13. INTERFAX.RU James Watson, who once had expressed doubts about the future of Africa, reiterated that intelligence is connected to race.
American scientist James Watson won a Nobel prize for the discovery of DNA, stripped of all honorary titles due to his controversial statements about race and intelligence.
As informs “bi-Bi-si”, the famous biologist in the television show reopened the issue, claiming that genes contribute to the differences between the average IQ of the representatives of Caucasoid and Negroid races.
In a laboratory in cold spring Harbor, which Director Watson had previously been called his words were unsubstantiated and reckless.
90-year-old scientist and has previously made such assumptions. In particular, in 2007, he said that the future of Africa seemed rather sad, because “all our social policies are based on the assumption that their intelligence is the same as ours. Testing shows that is not so.”
As emphasized by Watson, he hoped that all men are equal, but “who had to deal with black subordinates, he knows that is not so.”
Because of those comments, he lost the post in the lab in cold spring Harbor but retained the honorary title after a written letter of apology. But after a new documentary film shown in the United States, the laboratory decided to deprive the scientist of this.
The son of a biologist Rufus Watson said that his father may be a racist and a supporter of discrimination, but it is not.
They represent only a rather narrow interpretation of genetic destiny… the lab was the meaning of life for my father, and now they consider him a burden.Rufus Watsonian biologist
James Watson received the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 1962 together with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins for the discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule. In 2014 he sold his medal, stating that the scientific community made fun of him for his statements on race and intelligence.
He is currently recovering from a car accident and, according to some, “very poorly aware of what is happening”.